Cecil County assistance programs
Many people need help throughout Maryland, and various non-profit organizations and charities in Cecil County and Elkton offers assistance programs. Find how to get rent help, utility and heating bill assistance, mortgage counseling, and other aid. The options for emergency assistance include churches, charities, and government offices. Find where, and how, to apply for rent or security deposit help, get free food, and other support.
Employment and help finding a job
Susquehanna Workforce Network - This organization offers a wide variety of workforce development programs that, can among other things, help people find a job and increase their income. They provide training services and facilities employment to job seekers, the business community, and youth entering the workforce throughout Maryland. Dial 410.642.6384.
Help for bills, rent, and energy costs
The Cecil County and Elkton Salvation Army provides needy individuals with shelter, medical supplies, financial assistance for paying bills and other needs. Programs are offered for those experiencing an emergency or short term hardship. In addition, the agency also participates in Cecil County area Emergency Fuel Fund, which helps with heating and utility bills. Other assistance includes Free Christmas toys, a ministry service, and also referrals to local loan programs for rent, deposits, and more. Call (410) 939-3535, or more on Cecil County Salvation Army.
Advice, information, and referrals
Family Services Association provides qualified individuals and families with confidential and affordable counseling, housing and foreclosure counseling, employee assistance programs (EAP), debt reduction advice, visitation services for children of divorced or separated parents, and various other assistance programs to help families understand finances, reduce debts and attain assets. Call the non-profit at (410) 398-4060.
Cecil County Community Action Agency
The local, non-profit Maryland Rural Development Corporation serves as the community action agency for the county. You can call them at (410) 269-0910. Some of the programs and services they offer include the following.
Foreclosure prevention, rent help - The agency has on staff HUD-certified staff, which provides both renters and homeowners with counseling and assistance in landlord/tenant relations, foreclosure and eviction prevention. The MRDC community action agency also administers the Section 8 Housing programs for Cecil County. In addition to those programs, both first-time Home buyer Counseling and rental assistance counseling are available to low to moderate income households that may be seeking to improve their housing or financial conditions. Learn more on Maryland mortgage and foreclosure programs.
Information on government programs - The community action agency can also provide extensive information on how to access both Maryland and federal government assistance programs. Learn how to access, among other things, rent and energy bill help, government mortgage programs, and much more.